Management Team

Udo Grünhoff

Udo Grünhoff

CEO Simeno Systems AG

With SIMENO since: Udo Grünhoff is the founder of SIMENO
Nationality:German
Education: studied computer engineering in Constance, Germany
Work experience:different leadership positions with Logitech USA, IBM Germany, Swiss Bank Corporation
Key roles/functions: Software Developer, Senior Project Manager, Founder and CEO
Specials: Personal motto: Always in search of excellence.

Astrid Flück

Astrid Flück

CFO und Head of HR

With SIMENO since: 2004
Nationality:Swiss
Education:degree in hotel management, additional courses and training in corporate management, finance, and human resources
Work experience:management positions in catering and hotel management
Specials: Personal motto: Always see the positive side and the potential!

Jörg Köster

Jörg Köster

General Manager SIMENO Deutschland GmbH

With SIMENO since: 2014
Nationality: German
Education: statistical and mathematical assistant, degree in economics
Work experience: more than 30 years in global consulting roles, including client projects with Novartis, ABB, and John Deere
Key roles/functions: software developer, project manager, management consultant, general manager
Specials: Avid retired handball player

Jens Ilschner

Jens Ilschner

Head of Product Management

With SIMENO since: 2017
Nationality: German
Education: studied technical business administration in Stuttgart and earned an MBA from St. Gallen
Work experience: responsible for client projects at ABB, John Deere, and Novartis
Key roles/functions: years of consulting for business software implementations, and project management
Specials: Jens is an avid paraglider

Samuel Zbinden

Samuel Zbinden

Head of Business Development and Marketing

With SIMENO since: 2016
Nationality: Swiss
Education: degrees in chemistry and technical merchandising, certified change agent, continuing education includes marketing and leadership
Work experience: over 30 years in different positions with companies such as Novartis, Syngenta, Thermo Fisher, and Actelion
Key roles/functions: development and leadership of international purchasing organizations, team and organizational development
Specials: volunteer leadership roles in social NPOs

Christoph Zahn

Christoph Zahn

Head of Operations & Support

With SIMENO since: 2012
Nationality: Swiss
Education: degree in mechanical engineering and certified organizer
Work experience: held various positions with UBS
Key roles/functions: e-procurement and project management
Specials: Christoph is an avid hiker

Bruno Russo

Bruno Russo

Head of Software Development

With SIMENO since: 2012
Nationality: French/Italian
Education: degrees in information technology and electronic engineering
Work experience: many years of international experience in various IT companies in the web solution and video game sectors
Key roles/functions: software architecture, intercultural team leadership
Specials: Bruno loves powerful sounds – both as a drummer and motorcyclist

Stefanie Fischer

Stefanie Fischer

Head of Catalog Management

With SIMENO since: 2000-2001 and from 2008
Nationality: German
Education: background as an educator
Work experience: SAGE software sales, catalog management with SIMENO
Key roles/functions: software solution sales, catalog management, head of global catalog management
Specials: Stefanie enjoys baking as a hobby

Peter Johann

Peter Johann

Head of Procurement Support

With SIMENO since: 2009
Nationality: German
Education: automotive engineer, industrial manager, degree in business informatics from a Swiss college
Work experience: general software support, quality and project manager
Key roles/functions: many years of international positions in different IT and ebusiness service areas
Specials: Peter is an avid motorcyclist

Yolanda Jeannerat

Yolanda Jeannerat

Head of Procurement Services

With SIMENO since: 2009
Nationality: Swiss
Education: Masters of Business Administration, degree as purchasing specialist, continuing education includes tourism and electronic publishing
Work experience: several years of experience in operative purchasing and as a tourism product manager
Key roles/functions: team leader, procurement of laboratory materials, system trainer for purchasing and tourism programs. Product manager for travel planning
Specials: Yolanda is an avid world traveler